Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Fair Wallpaper

How groovy is this wallpaper? Love it. Looks like it could be Cole & Son - probably could be, actually. I just watched this movie for the first time a few weekends ago. The sad thing is that I think I enjoyed the wallpapers in the background more than the rest of it :) Also liked the one in the upstairs hallway of the guy's house, but I couldn't find a picture.
Other things I love about this picture: the blue tile at the fireplace, the fretwork pattern in the glass cabinet, that silver tray, his mom's awesome, super long necklace, those built in benches, and the particular shade of pink that Audry is wearing. I love pink and blue together.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Just because...

Sadie is dressed to honor the Winter Olympics today. Who doesn't want to visit BC after all this incredible footage?! I should add that it is nearly 55 degrees here :)
Enjoy the face plant...
Thanks, Megan, for the video and for the super hip onesie.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wrong Number

This will be a picture free post, but I promise it is worth reading.

I've been getting texts from someone I don't know...ghetto texts. Hysterical. After tonight's interaction, I had to share...See our conversation below (not all from tonight):

Wats up boo *~* cherry lips; bangin hips; baby yuh no yuh cant handle this *~*
(This was the first one, I didn't reply. Just showed Stephen and we laughed)

Fwd- whats your honest opinion bout me? Answer then send to ten people see what they think about you!
(Also didn't respond. Who knew there were text forwards?)

My room is da spot call me Mrs. Flinstone I can m... hI *~* mackey22 *~*
(I edited to make this more appropriate. This is from a song- BedRock by Young Money & Lloyd. Don't get nervous. I had to look it up on iTunes. I just heard it for the first time the other day. The sexual cartoon reference made me laugh and roll my eyes, but was apparently memorable.)
Finally, I respond:
Hello. Your texts are funny but I think you have the wrong number saved in your phone. I am sure someone else will like to have their body rocked :)
(Also from the song)

Their response:
Lol ok my bad boo
*~* mackey22 *~*

Hope you think this is as funny as I do. I love being called boo.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Weekend Update

It's still cold here. Bummer. I'm so over winter.
That's my favorite bundle. Thanks, Ashley Spann for the great knit hats that fit Sadie's little noggin!
It was also Valentine's Day, and my sweet hubby brought home these. Don't you love when someone does something to show that they know you?
You may have noticed my new Thom Filicia book. I got to meet Thom Friday in High Point, and it was super fun. He has quite the resume, and I just didn't realize it. For you design folks, he worked for Parrish Hadley post design school and then worked for Jeffery Bilhuber. Most of you will recognize Thom from his TV shows: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Dress My Nest. I know this is a weird thing to point out, but I really liked the question and answer because he is an EXCELLENT communicator. Great vocabulary.
He was in High Point because FurnitureLand South (dorkiest name ever) is the first store in the country to showcase his new furniture line (through Vanguard). The furniture looked great- check it out.

On a different note, I am totally into this right now:
Check those stats! So good for you! I have mine with milk and a little bit of brown sugar and maple syrup.
Also very into this:
It's so much cheaper than the major Greek yogurt brands. I think Stoneyfield's is my favorite.
This little one also has decided to start rolling over like a champ. Hooray!
That's the weekend update!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Throwback! Chi-town

Hopefully this will be the first of several occasional throwback posts. I'm trying to acquire a scanner so that will really open up the possibilities. Anyway, post-college, I lived in Chicago with my good friend Cameron. And good friend Amy was down the street. At the time, Stephen was finishing college at Wheaton, so he was down the road as well (way down the road). Cam and I were blessed to get to live in Lincoln Park, and we recently said if we had to do it all over again, we'd live on the same street:
In the same apartment:
By the way, sorry these pictures are so small. A few years ago, something happened to our pictures on our computer, and it permanently shrunk all of them :( It is kind of appropriate though, since I think our apartment was like 700 square feet.

Here are Stephen and I with the shoe rack that almost caused us to break up. Has anyone else ever put one of these together?! Definitely a low point in our relationship...
The other sad news is that I don't have any digital pictures of Cam and I in Chicago. It makes me feel totally old that I was still using a film camera when we lived there. All of these were on Stephen's camera. Thanks for being such a stellar roomie, Cam! I miss living with you!

This was our El stop. Armitage has the cutest and best shops and restaurants. I frequently miss The Twisted Lizard, Pasta Pallazzo, Anthony's Italian Ice, and the Illy Coffee shop, and Art Effect, and Lori's, and ...
This was my office building, The Merchandise Mart. I got to work for Holly Hunt, which was pretty awesome since she is based out of Chicago.
A few more things to love about The Windy City:

That's my nephew, Jeremiah. So cute in his Cubbie tee. He turns 8 next month...
And here is a random picture I came across while grabbing these. Here I am, recently engaged, with RED hair. Enjoy.